The ultimate Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s success is a result of his constant efforts to achieve what he always wanted to. Hardik Pandya struggled in his initial days before getting picked by Mumbai Indians in the IPL. His family wasn’t very well to do and he spent days practising on the ground under the sun and he survived on Maggi. His hard work and struggle had finally paid off. People started seeing the potential in him to represent India at the international stage as an all-rounder. His exceptional display of cricket got him a call in the Indian team.
Pandya’s transition from a limited-overs player to a Test player didn’t happen overnight. A lot of credit goes to India A tour in 2016. He played some very good knocks in that series. In one match, he walked out to bat when the team was on a score of 46/6 and he went on to score 81 from there. He gives a lot of credit for his success to Rahul Dravid. He instilled the belief in Pandya that he can be a real match-winner for India. He had his days with the bad performances or controversies, but he stayed grounded and determined. His bowling average of 40.64 in ODIs is on a higher side with 54 wickets to his name while he has taken 17 wickets in 12 Tests at 31.05. These are some breathtaking statistics.
Pandya is an asset to the team and his journey hasn’t been easy, but it was all worth it.